Summer Salon Series 2012: Beyond the Banner (August 31)
5:00-8:30 p.m. Giuseppe's Bar Service
5:00-9:00 p.m. Installation of The Quilt Conversation Quilts
6:00-7:00 p.m. Art-Making Activity: Flip-Flop Art
7:00-8:00 p.m. Salon Round-up
8:15 p.m. Mark Dzula: La Playa Sin Fronteras (the borderless beach)
What is the Summer Salon Series?
Every Friday evening, from June 1 through August 31, 2012, The San Diego Museum of Art will be hosting artists, lecturers, poets and performers to investigate the topics of historical fictions and the dissemination of information. Where do we get our news from? Who and what controls our access to information? What are the historical images and myths that affect our current social, cultural and political discourse? How is fiction used by artists to tell stories and create awareness of particular issues? Is there such a thing as the ethical use of propaganda? With such a glut of information at our fingertips, how do we assemble this information into practical knowledge? What are the personal fictions we tell ourselves as individuals? When does "the document" become the event itself in terms of shaping public discourse? These are the types of questions that have been raised since the popularization of postmodernist inquiry in the 20th century, which raise relevant questions for the information age, and serve as an appropriate link between contemporary art and the 15th century art that will be on view at the Museum over the summer.
This program provides the Museum an opportunity to present its version of the “salon,” a place for all those interested in art and culture to meet, discuss ideas, and engage with artistic performances. The Series presents projects, performances, talks, demonstrations, and workshops, most for one night only.